Bryan Nott -
Director of Personal Legal Services
T: 0345 357 9750
F: 0345 357 9799
Based in: Birmingham
Bryan qualified in 1994 working in a High Street legal aid practice. At this time, he dealt with a varied caseload, which included representing tenants in cases involving disrepair, possession and illegal eviction and a significant volume of noise-induced hearing loss claims for the local Bangladeshi community. He also prosecuted on behalf of the RSPCA and undertook extensive work for the LGBT community, in one case forcing, through judicial review, a change in the policy of the Social Workers Accreditation Body to amend a client's registration to reflect their changed status following gender reassignment surgery. Bryan has also pursued many welfare benefit claims, taking a Child Benefit case through the initial tribunals as far as the Court of Appeal where the case succeeded and prompted a change in Regulations by the Government.
He joined Simpson Millar in 1998 becoming a Partner in 2003. Since joining Simpson Millar he has dealt with a wide range of practice areas and has, before becoming Director of Personal Legal Services, headed up the firm’s Public Law Department. He has experience of handling various public law areas including judicial review, education law and public law breach of duty cases.
Bryan served on Birmingham City Council for 8 years acting as Chair of the Local Authority Licensing Committee and Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee responsible for holding the local NHS service to account and adding value to health provision in Birmingham. He is currently a trustee of the Public Law Project, a national charity and also Vice Chair of the Management Board of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service in Birmingham. Bryan is able to bring his experience of working with a number of charities as a trustee to bear in work he does with organisations in the charitable sector offering both a legal and strategic understanding.
Bryan's interests include travel (seasonally, camping), cookery, theatre/cinema. Bryan is a member of GMB. He is a West Ham United fan and a member of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.